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Snake Talker
  • Barbara Mason
    born 1945
    born: Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Snake Talker, 2001
  • Baren Exchange Portfolio #8
  • Where object was made: United States
  • woodcut
  • Gift of BarenForum.org
  • Not on display
  • 2001.0090.20

Black linear drawings on an orange background. There is a figure at bottom center. The figure is frontal with a large oblong head with big circular eyes. The figure has vertical lines on its clothing and a rectangle in the top left corner of his shirt. He has a snake in the right hand. Both arms are outstretched to either side. There are concentric circles in the top left and right corners, the larger one on the left. There are vertical lines in the bottom right corner, some of which are rounded and connected together on top. There is a dashed line border around the image. The background is more yellow on the left and more red on the right.